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Is it safe to walk on this sprained ankle yet? It's been 2 weeks.

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Time is not as much a factor as how you feel.
You can try it and see if painful or not. If overly concerned walk with an ankle brace at first.

In brief: Depends

Time is not as much a factor as how you feel.
You can try it and see if painful or not. If overly concerned walk with an ankle brace at first.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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In brief: Via diagnosis

If it was truly a sprain and x-rays taken and treatment was rendered, gradual return to activity is the norm. The old school way of treating these included a cast for some weeks.
Nowadays, returning function asap is the norm, but with in reason. If pain and swelling persist you should consider further evaluation. An ankle support/brace helps protect the ligaments while they are healing.

In brief: Via diagnosis

If it was truly a sprain and x-rays taken and treatment was rendered, gradual return to activity is the norm. The old school way of treating these included a cast for some weeks.
Nowadays, returning function asap is the norm, but with in reason. If pain and swelling persist you should consider further evaluation. An ankle support/brace helps protect the ligaments while they are healing.
Dr. James Dukelow
Dr. James Dukelow
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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry

In brief: Yes but carefully

Yes, but carefully and with bracing or supports may benefit you.
It takes 3-4 weeks for ligaments to heal, so gentle range of motion helps decrease swelling and allows increased healing. Hope this helps!

In brief: Yes but carefully

Yes, but carefully and with bracing or supports may benefit you.
It takes 3-4 weeks for ligaments to heal, so gentle range of motion helps decrease swelling and allows increased healing. Hope this helps!
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Dr. Wenjay Sung
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